01st Oct 2016

Bamboo Parol Lantern

Here’s a 24″ bamboo Parol Lantern Frame. This is made from 3/32″ bamboo from bamboo blinds! I’m very pleased as it is very rigid. DIY Bamboo Parol Lantern Here’s how...

13th Nov 2015

Parol Lantern Frame 2015

This is my third year making Parol Lanterns. I started the project for fund raising when Huricane Haiyan ravaged the Philippines on November 11 of 2013. This year I am making 23″ hardboard Parol frames....

29th Oct 2015

Pew Pew! It’s Halloween

For handing stuff out to kids, I don’t like candy so like to make small toys. In the past I’ve made rubber band planes. What to do this year? Perhaps this rubber...

15th Jan 2015

Vinyl Valentines Templates

I made valentines cards on the laser a while back. Super fun but it’s a bit more labor than it looks. I used a simpler technique with Christmas Cards using templates...

24th Dec 2014

Christmas Cards from Record Stencils

I needed to make Christmas cards in a rush this year so really needed to tighten it up. So here’s what I came up with. I cut out some stencils from records using...

08th Nov 2014

Parol Contest 2014

I learned about Christmas Parol Lanterns last year and love making them. This year I was invited to enter a Parol contest. Order Parol Kits! What came forward was the Laser Parol. It’s...

03rd Oct 2014

Parol Lantern Kits 2014

It’s time to make Parol Lanterns for Christmas! For “made-to-order” kits please email (darcy@inventorArtist.com) with how many and your address. You’ll receive a link to pay! They’re $10/kit. Order. The kits are...

18th Jan 2014

DIY Valentines Cards

This technique is easy and fun. I created some cardboard templates (right). I find if there is a shiny surface it goes a little further before water starts to penetrate...

13th Jan 2014

I♥U Glider

The I♥U Glider is the only glider that comes in a Valentines card![/caption] “I♥U”Glider” (I<3U) is a walkalong glider designed for a Valentines card. Made of extremely thin foam it...

22nd Dec 2013

Watercolor Christmas Cards

I was at a social the other day and a watercolor Christmas card was being passed around. I loved it so decided to give it a try. We made some...

16th Dec 2013

Parol Gallery 2013

Here’s the Parol gallery! Order Parol Kits! If you made a Parol this Christmas please send pictures of you and your Parol! Even if you didn’t make it from these...

12th Dec 2013

Parol Lantern Lighting Experiments

Here are some example of Parol Lanterns using LED lighting which are inexpensive and efficient (LED tutorial). Order Parol Kits! Six LED Arduino Parol Lights I used an Arduino and an infra red receiver...

09th Dec 2013

Parol Lantern and Philippines Fund Raiser

I was invited by the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines to show my Parol Lantern Kits at their fundraiser entitled: Parol – A Star of Hope. A fund raiser...

27th Nov 2013

Philippines Christmas Parol Lantern Kits/Templates 2013

What’s a Parol Lantern? Parol Lanterns are a beloved Philippines Christmas tradition. Get the 2015 Parol Lantern hardboard kit by emailing darcy@inventorArtist.com! The New Open Source Parol Want to make your...

11th Feb 2013

Envelopes

If your making your own Valentines cards this year don’t forget to make envelopes. It seems if you make two cards from an 8.5×11″ sheet, you can make one envelope...

03rd Feb 2013

Make Your Own Valentines Cards

Stacey, Cindy and I cut up some paper on the laser to make some Valentines Cards. Was a blast. We made extra parts for a card making party on the...

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